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no major problems with power right now. and we're not expected to break a record. but big problems are on the track. we have reports of people stranded without air conditioning, on marc trains. there have been power problems. and they're single tracking between here and washington. also, there's an amtrak train that is stalled near new carrollton right now, with 400 people on board. thankfully, though, the air conditioning on that train is working. >> reporter: the sun beat down. baking maryland in record- breaking heat. >> a big, hot wet blanket. >> like i'm in a bowl of hot pea soup. >> feels closer to 114. >> bge, allowed wjz inside its electrical operations control room. the number in red is how many megawatts of power is being used. it's 5500 on a typical day. >> he's not seeing any significant problems. there's been some heat-related problems in what we do in advance of really hot weather. we'll put more resources in the field so they can more quickly respond to power outages. >> reporter: marc train operators are monitoring for problems, after dozens of people were stranded
stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see the shows and then people taking on the grassy
, ever. >> reporter: so the two big sticking points are that the republicans have a balanced budget amendment in their version. and they also want another vote in this sometime in january, which would put us in the same scenario. senate democrats have their own plan. ask they expect to take a vote on that sometime over the next weekend. reporting live, mike hellgren. >> wjz is following this very important story. we'll bring you the latest developments as they unfold. check in tonight at 11:00, for a complete wrap-up. >>> updating breaking news for you now. a helicopter crash. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to mike perry for the latest. >> reporter: hello, mike. we're in the 4,000 block of conowingo. a huge helicopter has apparently landed hard. and chopped off its tail. you can see it has collapsed onto the ground. all three main rotor blades are broken. the aircraft has crashed down onto its left side. and you can see some damage to the cockpit area of this very small, single, two-engine -- or single-engine, two-passenger helicopter. at this point, it is not clear
. to inform voters. >> i don't care how many misinformation big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: more than enough. that's how state election officials describe the number of valid signatures on the petition to block the dream act. only about 56,000 names were needed. the state received more than double. >> we were watching the campaign as well. >> reporter: charlie carter works at progressive maryland, which represents the students. she says there are many more who support the dream act. >> 56,000 people find. i believe it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: in all, though, the state says the required number of signatures are valid on the petition. there could still be some legal challenges to the referendum. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. the petition against the dream act is the first time in almost 20 years that voters have put a law to a statewide referendum. >>> bad news on the employment front tonight. the nation gained new jobs but not enough to cut into the unemployment rate. jessica kartalija is in the
. >> no matter what age you are, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are mostly at risk. already an 85-year-old woman and an elderly man have died from heat complications this summer. that's why officials are urging people to check in on their elderly regularly. >> the two heat-related deaths we've had so far this summer have come a few days after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them, the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea. all signs doctors say the heat is taking its toll on you. baltimore city is opening its cooling centers, where city residents can come in to chill out and get the air conditioning and ice water. >> reporter: and ice water really should be your buzz words in this type of severe heat. doctors say you need to hydrate yourself plenty. make sure if you're outside, you're taking plenty of breaks to try to stay in the shade as much as possi
, you will be really perspiring big time. unfortunately, by friday, i think the dew point is probably going to be around sept, maybe 72. and temperature, mid- to upper 90s. means it's going to feel like 100 to 105 on friday afternoon. which means we'll probably have a heat advisory, but not anything beyond that at this point. 77 in oakland. 92, d.c. locally, mid- to upper 80s as you can see in a few places at the 90-degree mark. north winds, very light. nice dry air mass. tomorrow, the winds are going to start turning back to the south and southwest. ahead of the front. with heat and humidity back here to the southwest. start moving our direction. tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today. friday afternoon, probably upper 90s and sticky. there may be a thunderstorm that will help cool things down, briefly at least. that's what we're hoping for. essentially, the hot and humid weather will return for about two to three days. by saturday night, this front approaches and more storms possible. and a little cooler as you think for sunday. we have a new tropical storm don, each tho ou
. and actually, this is very big for baltimore. >> you and bob? >> yeah. bob. i like kanye. >> of course. you i understand. the bob part, i'm a little confused. >> he's a rocker. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. what happened to amy winehouse? the world awaits the cause of death for the popular singer. >>> amanda knox, close to freedom. the evidence that could turn the italy murder case upside down. >>> bob turk. first warning weather center. sunny, warm, but less humid weather coming your way. i'll have the exclusive first warning fi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, >>> the results of dna evidence, used to convict american student amanda knox of murdering her roommate in italy are in. her defense ruled that most of the evidence is completely unreliable and contaminated. knox has already served four years in prison. experts testified they found no dnaor blood on the blade of the murder weapon. knox's family is optimistic after today's hearing. >> reporter: you know, it was a an excellent day. to be able to see everything, step by step, exactly what our experts said. and now confirmed by independen
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